Prepare yourself, as the march of limited edition 3DS units is about to begin. The DS was known for all of its assorted incarnations in Japan, since many major game releases also had custom, limited edition bundles released alongside them. It seems the 3DS will see a similar situation. The first custom 3DS units included limited edition Club Nintendo models with Mario, Toad and Peach designs. Then, there was the Monster Hunter 3G 3DS. Now, it seems the Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater 3DS won’t be the only special release of March 2012. The Kingdom Hearts 3D 3DS shown above will be joining it.
As you can see from the image above, the Kingdom Hearts 3D 3DS has a rather subtle design. It’s a Cosmo Black 3DS, with a subtle pattern etched into the lid of various Disney and Kingdom Hearts logos. A general Kingdom Hearts logo, complete with pink crown, appears in the bottom left corner. There could very well be some kind of design inside as well, but Square Enix and Nintendo didn’t release any pictures of it. It will only be available in a bundle that will include a copy of Kingdom Hearts 3D: Dream Drop Distance and a limited edition Dream Eater AR card for an exclusive Dream Eater character. If you can’t afford a whole bundle or already own a Japanese 3DS, that AR card will also be included with first-run copies of KH 3D.
As usual, know what you’re getting into before importing any 3DS or 3DS game. This handheld is region-locked. So if you import the Kingdom Hearts 3D 3DS bundle from Japan, you’ll only be able to play Japanese games on the system. The price for it hasn’t been announced yet, but it will be out on March 29, 2012. I’d say expect to pay $350 or more for it.
Read [4Gamer (Japanese)]